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nikyojin

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:28 am    Post subject: Packed Decimal Variable Declaration in Easytrieve
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Hi,

Variable declared in the pgm is
W-COUNT-4A W 10 P 0
I am retrieving a
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Numeric
value into this variable from the database in the Program.
The problem is when I am Moving the value in W-COUNT-4A to another numeric variable I observed a comma is getting moved along.
Eg ...If the value of W-COUNT-4A is 10555.
the value getting moved is 10,555.which is resulting in an abend whle used for addition purpose.
But the same problem can be avoided thru assigning the values
like ..VarB := W-COUNT-4A.
Pls inform me why this difference is arising.

Thanks,
Nikhil .S.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject:
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When moving numeric data in Easytrieve use an assign insttead of a move example:
W-COUNT-4B = W-COUNT-4A
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Packed Decimal Variable Declaration in Easytrieve
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Thanks jon_s_rice
I know yhis is how we tacle the problem.But why is this problem taking place while moving...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject:
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A move i easytrieve is a straight move without conversion. I had not encountered this particular probplem since I do an assign in this situation.
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